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Old 07-16-2008, 05:44 PM
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I wanted to started a thread where anyone can post their paintings and comments about Golden Open. How you felt about the experience and what came of it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:49 PM
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Re: Experiments with Golden Open

Here is what I did today. I thought it was much like painting with oils, which is what I know best as a medium, although Open is thinner than either oil or Acrylics. My method was more like oil than traditional Acrylic. The results are similar to my oils. The paint stayed wet to the finish. Alla prima method seems to work best for me for this paint as I do in oil. With regular Acrylics I would tend to glaze.
I would like to continue painting with golden Opens.
The darks in the red came out lighter in the photo.
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Beautiful! Exhibits much confidence. Thanks for the Open review. Haven't purchased them, myself...yet.
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Lovely rose....am looking forward to trying them!!
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Re: Experiments with Golden Open

Tracy,

How do you think the new Open paints would work for clouds and skyscapes, considering the fact that their pigment load is lighter than regular acrylics?

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Still waiting for mine to ship.
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Re: Experiments with Golden Open

Theo, I think that it would work well for seascapes and skies, it looks juicier than reg. acrylics. I am starting to use softer brushes when painting over wet paint, the base layer can be thinner with medium too. It's like oils in that way.
I'm wondering if just small amounts of regular acrylic mixed in might give it just enough tackiness, to layer over wet easier.
I am still not completey adapted to the paint, I think I will want to keep using it. I'm still figuring out what will works best.
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Re: Experiments with Golden Open

Here is a sky in Open. 9x12 I did it much as I would as if it were oil. This is making it easier for me to adjust, using the same process.
There's a couple of spots I want to adjust in the blue.
Here is a close up.

Today I am using a coarser canvas, I would prefer the finer. I think watercolor canvas gessoed would be perfect.
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Hi Tracy. I'm enjoying your experiments. I prefer softer brushes with this paint too, and also fine canvas weave. In fact, the Ampersand Gessoboard is a fabulous surface for it I've found, and watercolor paper too. My latest favorite support is Canson colored matboard sized with Golden Matte Medium (diluted 20% with water). I love the versatility of supports that we have at our disposal with acrylics!

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Thanks Jamie, some very helpful tips. I'm waiting for a good day to go paint outdoors with them now that I have tried a landscape. I'll have to glance your pages with Plein Air with GOpen.
One great feature I just noticed is, that you can get out paint on your jeans, if it hasn't set up, which gives you plenty of time to take a wet rag to it.
Okay I'm sold!
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It was still a bit tacky this morning when I finished up. I mostly painted Alla Prima, but I did glaze in a little fog with the glazing medium. I was satisfied with how the paint behaved for this project. I'm anxious to try something else. The process was about the same as if I had painted it in oil.

This is a close up of detail.
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Maine#1 9 x 12 Stretched canvas Golden Open Paint

Maine #2 9 x 12 Canvas Board, Same pallette of Golden Open.


More transparent washes in number two. Both are lighter IRL. They look dark here even though I lightened them in Photoshop.

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Thanks for contributing. I like the cool temp of the paintings.
How did you like working with the Opens?
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Re: Experiments with Golden Open

I don't mind the pigment load (transparency) at this point. Can't wait to try Plen-Air. The feel of using Open is alot like oil paint (which I haven't touched in 25 years). I still have wet paint that I put on my pallette 10 days ago!! I just keep a glass pallette in a glad container.

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Re: Experiments with Golden Open

I don't mind consistency either. We usually thin it down anyway. I am using a softer brush if I want to put wet on wet paint. It makes a hi-lite quite well. Firmer brush for first application.
I want to get out and paint too, when we get a cool day.
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